Exhibitions

On View

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We the Publics: A manifesto to restore democracy and truth in the Republic

“We the Publics…” is a provocation, a proclamation, and a call for participatory action “We the Publics…” is a reflexive search for clarity that offers a space for individual and collective reflection in a time of ever-increasing noise and distraction “We the Publics…” creates a…

exhibition dates: MAR 20 – MAY 31, 2017

Past Exhibitions

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Rules of Possibility: Constructing Design Systems

How do we define systems in which design is simultaneously dependent yet not predetermined? Can we work within that degree of freedom and produce a critical and coherent product? The Irving Innovation Fellowship provides a platform for the development of these research interests and their…

exhibition dates: MAR 27 – MAY 12, 2017

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TASK: A Magazine for the Younger Generation of Architecture

TASK was published in Robinson Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was based before moving to Gund Hall in 1972. The magazine was published by architecture students at the GSD, MIT, and Smith College, and was consistently active from…

exhibition dates: MAR 30 – MAY 12, 2017

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Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design

This exhibition features work produced in the Fall 2016 studio Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design (SCI-6463). Led by Volkan Alkanoglu, Lecturer in Architecture, the course examines and implements techniques and strategies for the design of prototype structures out of aluminum sheet metal. It is a study…

exhibition dates: FEB 3 – MAR 26, 2017

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Anatomy of Gund Hall

Anatomy of Gund Hall was developed in conjunction with the Sensory Media Workshop conducted by artist David Molander (Loeb Fellow ’17) on September 30, 2016. What? In this workshop, the students will be creating a photographic mapping of Gund Hall. Photography is used as the…

exhibition dates: JAN 25 – MAR 19, 2017

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Designing Planes and Seams

Designing Planes and Seams focuses on the relationship of flat or planar materials and the seaming and construction necessary for creating expressive three-dimensional form. Focusing on the pattern pieces of iconic historic designs, the dressing of the contours of the body is represented by examples…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAR 15, 2017

Anita Berrizbeitia, Curator

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Architectural Ethnography: Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow investigates the living condition of people through various fieldwork and design practices. They observe architecture and its environments from a behaviorological point of view and always invent unique visual representations specific to the subject and scope at hand, like the book Graphic Anatomy (Toto, 2007). Their interests…

exhibition dates: JAN 17 – MAR 5, 2017

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The Midtown Beat

2016 Urban Land Institute Hines Competition Winning Submission The Midtown Beat is the 2016 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition Winner based in Atlanta, Georgia. The project draws from Atlanta’s rich cultural and economic history to ensure its continued place as the primary hub of…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 23, 2016

Alex Krieger, Curator

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The Kid Gets Out of the Picture at the GSD

The vocabulary of early nineteenth-century picturesque landscape architecture is almost entirely alien to contemporary ears. Clumps, lumps, masses, groups, belts, hollows—these are a few of a vast catalog of objects that once belonged to design and have long since been absorbed into colloquial ubiquity. While…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 23, 2016

Andrew Holder, Curator

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Responsive Topography Fluvial Landscapes

  The Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design conducts research that examines the potential of responsive technologies across a variety of scales. An area of research examining systems at the territorial scale, focuses on the manipulation of indeterminate land…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 23, 2016

Bradley Cantrell and Jeremy Hartley, Curators

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New Issues for the Future of the City

Barcelona, Metropolis of Cities The Department of Urban Planning and Design is promoting a wide-ranging debate to highlight the extent to which twenty-first-century ecological, economic, and social issues are giving shape to new urban forms. Concerns for the environment, energy, sustainable mobility, and social equity…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 18, 2016

Joan Busquets, Curator

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Inhabiting Java’s Volcanic

Jakarta epitomizes and defies the definition of a megacity. The capital of Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s second most populated metropolitan area appears as an agglomeration of villages, stretched across the 21st century mutation of a colonial entrepot. Interconnected with he interior of…

exhibition dates: SEP 12 – NOV 15, 2016

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Happening Now: Historiography in the Making

If we were to accept that “history” is contingent upon the depth and breadth of one’s point of view, where would the writing of history begin? What would it aim for? What would be its evidence? How would the validity of its iconic examples…

exhibition dates: SEP 7 – OCT 17, 2016